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washington university, showing president obama with a slight edge. governor romney was leading in may. now the latest poll shows president obama up with 50%. some other tidbits about this poll. it says -- obama leads from the on the issues of handling the economy, foreign policy, taxes, medicare, and standing up for the middle class. but romney leaves on better handling of the federal budget and spending. 38% of voters surveyed said the presidential debates are not an important factor in their vote and 84% said that they would not consider voting for another candidate. your top issues. we want to hear from romney and obama supporters and undecided voters. scott is up first in texas. caller: i believe romney will win with a landslide. the economy, gas prices, for and policy, the debt. the obama administration has been a total failure. i don't know what else we should have expected from the least qualified individual to ever hold office. host: what qualifies mitt romney for the presidency? caller: his entire life. he is one of the most compassionate, caring individuals. he is not the narciss
example is every day in "the washington post," whenever there is a picture printed of barack obama or mitt romney, the picture of barack obama always has that beautiful barack obama smile on it. it's the best picture they could find of barack. and then right below it, there will be a picture of mitt romney with a sneer and he's very angry, like he's yelling at a crowd. but when, in fact, there's thousands of pictures available of mitt romney with a beautiful smile on his face and really looking positive and happy. they refuse to print those pictures. for people who don't read but just look at pictures -- there's a lot of people like that. that's one thing that the mainstream media in print, in newspapers, the "new york times," "washington post," they do it all the time. they used to find every glowing picture possible of hillary clinton that they could find. host: all right, kevin, we're going to leave it there and move on to beverly in kearney, missouri, on our democrats line. good morning. caller: good morning, peter. host: how are you? caller: i'm fine. you look nice as usual. you know,
much. happening now, a speech to the world. president obama at the united nations goes in depth on the turmoil in the middle east. also, mitt romney talking aid, trade and more drilling down on foreign policy. we're going to hear what he's saying. and the news many homeowners have been waiting for years to hear. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> a brief break from the verbal sparring, the white house race. president obama stepped back in the global spotlight in new york today addressing the united nations assembly. he spoke at length about the turmoil in the middle east touting diplomacy and coalition building as the solution to the crisis to the region that's been vexing his administration. jessica yellin is traling with the president in new york. jessica, give us an update. what did the president say? >> reporter: wolf, when the president spoke here he had two major audiences, a global audience and a domestic audience. voters listening now to foreign policy issues with a new ear and a new eye after this violence in libya. and the president addressing it all
and a half hours. >>> today this week's denver debate. the first of three 09-minute faceoffs. obama versus romney. >> how is it that you're the expert on my position when my position has been very clear? i'll tell you -- >> i'm the expert. i'm the expert, and i'm -- >> when he suggests that senator obama's plan is dangerous -- >> that's not the case. what he said was a precipitous withdrawal would be dangerous. he did not say -- >> he said -- >> sizing up the showdown with a man who has debated both 2012 candidates republican senator john mccain, and then the risk of being the frontrunner with obama's senior advisor david axelrod. plus, polls, ads, and early voting. with republican strategist alex castellanos, and cinderella and congressional correspondent dana bash. i'm candy crowley. this is "state of the union." >>> it would not be debate season if the political world and the campaigns didn't play the expectations game. >> the president is obviously a very eloquent, gifted speaker. he will do just fine. >> the president's campaign manager jim mecina called romney a very skilled debater
% to 43% in ohio. in pennsylvania, the latest poll shows obama leading 54% to 42%. and in florida president obama leads a 53% to 44%. here in virginia one woman is reluctant to commit to romney. she says she may vote republican in the senate race but she was turned off by the mitt romney 47% remarke. >> what he said about 47% depending on the government, that is not true at all. >> this alexandria of voter. >> we have been losing jobs, but i think the mitt romney plan is superior to the president's plan. >> obama in the lead. there is a margin of error. romney campaign officials say they find fault with the quinnipiac poll methodology and believe the race is tighter. they think there is still plenty of time to overtake the president. rebecca cooper, abc 7 news. >> thank you, rebecca. the president was in ohio and had a little bit of a tough time getting there. he had to force landed in toledo because of weather problems. they experienced some turbulence while landing. no one was hurt, and the plane put down safely on the second attempt. >> the president of iran mahmoud ahmadinejad
. president obama conceded they get out of hand. >> even some of his ads may go over the line. do you feel that is on both sides? >> i think they are a form of character assassination. i think our ads describe what we about his policies. >> he feels more people are getting to see their real hand. >> people are getting to know me better and better -- the real him. >> people are getting to know me better and better. >> i challenged him to share something few people know about. >> i love waterskiing and i to water ski, even i am the best in the family, i am pretty good. >> a staffer for the governor added he also makes a clean honeyof butter and sandwich. to win overte voters? maybe not. virginia could be decided by a few thousand votes. we have the entire interview on website, wjla.com. >> president obama also spent speaking toginia crowd in virginia beach. he said change takes more than s president and told audience he was not born wealth and privilege but he e of aere he is becaus great education. obama 1 virginia in over mittolds a lead romney in virginia. abc7 is your station for the ele
're looking for a little more intention from president obama, you know what you have to do, beat ohio. he's got campaign events in bowling green state university and kent state university today marking his 29th visit to ohio since taking office. if you exclude the d.c. suburbs of virginia and maryland, it is more than any other state besides new york where the president likes to go to fund raise and considerably more than any other swing state. according to "the washington post," either the president or vice president biden pops up in ohio every three weeks and usually with good financial news for the state. in march ohio got a federal grant for new manufacturing center, it was the first awarded and the administration awarded ohio about $125 million in tax credits to promote clean energy. officials say sometimes good policies also end up being good politics. mitt romney also in ohio wrapping up the three-day romney/ryan bus tour there. while "the new york times" reports that the two plan to campaign more together and they
are talking to, are smart. they do not think republicans because president obama says it. is silly. it think it is a made up war. think it is what they used drive the women alike -- the women votes away. >> polling is a problem for them. recent votes show obama with a 12 point lead over women. i think women voters are still savvy. think they care about their about access to abo.h care, and >> meanwhile, they see tv ads false imagery. >> he is trying to prove people -- on the attack, too. hammering the president for a tvg the time to take segment on "the view." >> the reason back and forth suddenly matters more is because in many states, more than two some voting is underway. the battleground for virginia, absentee voting has already started. youray with abc 7 news, election station, for complete coverage. for instant updates, log onto wjla.com. follow on facebook and water. >> our forecast, many of us picture-perfect monday. bob ryan joins us now with the evening.k for this unlovely evening. lovely day. >> indeed. of a preview. october will be right at home. look at this great sky. our tempe
of ohio. president obama with a five piont lead. president clinton hinting an arm of al qaeda was behind the attacks. a wall street journal stories says companies are changing how health care will be a provided to their employees. they will give their workers a fixed amount of money and allow them to choose their own medical company. consumer spending saw the largest rise in 2011 suggesting customers are spending more at restaurants, clothing, and for health care. we will look at what the labor department found out. but we want to talk to you about your spending habits as they stand today. are you spending more, and if you are tell us why. if you want to reach out to us on social media, @cspanwj for twitter. you can always send us an e- mail. here is a story yesterday and "the wall street journal." the labor department said all areas rose last year. we will see a little bit more of the breakdown of what the labor department found out. as far as your spending habits are concerned, we are interested in getting a gauge on where you are at. give us a call and tell us why. again, on social me
, president obama and mitt romney make their case in ohio. we're headed to the buckeye state next. >>> now we go to campaign 2012, a lot of the focus on ohio today. golfing legend and native son jack nicklaus helped republican mitt romney make the case he's the better presidential candidate. both romney and president obama have made more than a dozen visits to the critical swing state of ohio. >> the people of ohio are going to say loud and clear on november 6th we can't afford four more years. we must do better. >> it looks like mitt romney needs to do better in ohio right now. a new cbs poll finds him trailing the president by 10 points, the lead among women 25 point. president obama also campaigned today in the buckeye state. a quinnipiac university cbs news poll new york sometimes as well has him leading in two other battlegrounds, florida and pennsylvania. >>> coming up on 9news no problem with name recognition, bruce leshan reports from romney, west virginia. >> reporter: i'm bruce leshan in romney, west virginia. this small town may share its name with the republican presidential nomi
to is totleground states ready specifics about fixing the economy and helping the middle class. president obama will be in new york for the start of the un general assembly. he will also appear on the view. tahman bradley has more. >> mitt romney in colorado today to rebound from a week.ult polls say the white house race is tight with leading in the states that will election. romney slammed the president's record. " we cannot afford four more like the last four. that's why we will get a change finally in washington that the deserve. >> when romney arrives in ohio will be greeted by a ad of the obama attacking him for saying 47% of americans are the government and s victims.lves a >> doesn't the president have to worry about everyone? >> some in romney's own party worry the race is slipping away. a clear problem with cheerfulness, inability to focus ow--rent >> mr. obama and last night says biggest disappointment is he s not changed the climate in washington. >> i hope that after the smoke clears and the election season over, that the spirit of cooperation comes back. >> the president said if su
saying ron paul can't win. it every time he gets up to speak he draws a bigger crowds then obama or romney. the motion is amazing. i run into so many people -- you always hear they cannot win. if they could get more coverage other than c-span, c-span are the only people that are fair to third-party people compared to fox or cnn or ms nbc or any of the other ones. i wish more people would watch c-span and educate themselves to receive more votes. host: thank you for the call. one of your saying -- as we said earlier, ross perot sitting down for his first extended interview in many years. an interview conducted in plano, texas on thursday by richard wealth. they were agreeing to have our cameras in the room. it is a 70 minute conversation including david walker, who has been working with him on a number of initiatives to educate voters on issues in the election. the debt and deficit exceed $16 trillion. his article will appear tomorrow in usa today. we will show you an excerpt in just a moment. first some context to ross perot. when he ran as a third-party, he talked about the grow
up. >>> now to democracy 2012 news tonight, president obama and mitt romney both delivered major speeches today, focused on for policy. tory dunnan joins us live from washington. hello. we don't often get a chance to hear the scanneds talk about these types of issues, do we? >> reporter: we don't. either candidate mentioned the other but it was clear that politics were at play. >> thank you very much oar while speaking to the united nations general assembly president obama addressed the recent deadly lay tacks in the middle east. >> this violence and intolerance has no place among our united nations. >> reporter: he criticized the video that led to the widespread violence. at the same time obama -- >> i will always defend their right to do so. >> reporter: the romney campaign criticized obama for not being tough enough on iran. today the president sought to silence his critics. >> we believe there is time and space to do so. that time is not unlimited. >> reporter: mitt romney spoke at the clinton global initiative. he argued global stability comes through economic success. >> no
toco el miercoles .. y al candidato y actual presidente democrata barack obama el jueves . . . nat! ambos se dirigieron a los latinos . hablaron de la economia, educacion, salud pero el tema mas candente sin duda fue inmigracion sobre lo que dijeron esto es lo que piensan algunos latinos en el area capitalina "no se pero no le creo." "es el inteligente, juega con eso, me entiende?' "por que al principio le prometen a uno y no le cumplen " en el tema de inmigracion obama asumio la responsabil idad por no haber logrado una reforma migratoria en el primer ano de su mandato y nego que usar la accion diferida con el proposito de ganar el voto latino. barack obama/ presidente y candidato democrata "como tu me recordaste es que no se ha logrado una reforma migracion pero no es por falta de tratar o deseo." romney por su parte dijo que de ser elegido no habra deportaciones masivas de indocumentdos mitt romney/candidato republicano"no vamos a hacer un de 12 millones de personas ni nos y padres y deportar a todo el mundo, nuestro sistema no es el de deportar a la personas." ambas declara
the obama campaign attempts to get ore mileage from that hidden camera video of mitt rommey... while romney attacks the presidentton his stance on iran's nuclear program. andrew spencer shows us how the presidential campaign is heating up. up. nats - thhre are 47 percent of the people who wiil ote for the president o matter what. jones" published a secretly er - to donors. now theeobama campaign is trying to capitalize oo it with a new ad -- which will air in areas romney plans to visit in a bus tour in ohio this week. ad narrator: mitt omney attacked 47 percent of americans who pay no income tax, including veterans, elderly, the disabled. romney: my job is not to worry about those people. ad narrator: doesn't about everyone? meanwwhle, he romney campaign quickly pounced on comments by president obama in an interview thattaired on c-b-s sunday. "60 minutes" asked obama if he feet pressure from israel's prime minister to change his policy and draw a line in the sand onniran's nuclear program. when it comes to our national security decisions, any ressure at i feel is simply to do what's
weekend before president obama and mitt romney meet in denver for the first presidential debate. the economy is seen as a central issue of the economy. tara mergener has more on the story. >> good morning. lots of anticipation on this first presidential debate. just five days now until that first presidential debate. it is one of the last chances for them to sway the undecided voters. as the clock ticks down to election day, the presidential hopefuls are running at a furious pace -- >> thank you, thank you. >> and getting ready for the first debate, where the economy will be front and center, as it was on thursday in springfield, virginia, where mitt romney pounced. the commerce department lowered its latest estimate of economic growth. >> china is growing much faster than we. russia is growing faster than we. our economy needs to be reinvigorated. we cannot afford four more years like the last four years. >> in virginia beach, president obama pledged to create more jobs and to get the economy moving again in his next term. >> the truth is it will take a few more years to solve
president obama pulling away in some key states including florida, ohio, and virginia. >> when the american people are asked of the basic question, these candidates do you better prepared to move forward in the next years? they say it president obama. >> i think it's going to be about your bank account and not account. bank about your job, whether you have or you are afraid of losing it. >> the president will be in new york today for the start of the assembly. >> we have to recall to tell you about from trader joe's. >> the apple iphone dust has not settled. it's becoming more elusive. let's get more from linda bell at bloomberg headquarters. >> i don't know if you had a finding no iphone on weekends. you are not alone. the wall street journal says retailers including best buy may received 10 of them friday's big launch. however, apple stores or able to the device in large numbers. calls the stores in new york, philadelphia, chicago, and los fromes reported sellouts' at&t.n and it could take four weeks to ship. trader joe's is recalling its creamy salted valencia peanut because of potential
will run through virginia tomorrow. president obama will visit virginia beach tomorrow morning. mitt romney will be in our area. he has a rally planned at american legion post 176 in springfield. tomorrow's events come two days after vice president joe biden held a campaign event in chesterfield county, virginia. >>> today both candidates will be in another battleground state, ohio. mitt romney will continue his bus tour through the buckeye state. the president will speak at two ohio colleges, bowling green university and kent state. the latest poll shows obama with a sizable lead in ohio. he leads by eight points among likely voters. the president holds a smaller lead in the key state of florida. he's ahead by four points among likely voters and nine points by registered voters. romney's campaign is downplaying these numbers. they say they trust their own polling. >>> this morning an expected vote on a potential rate hike for pepco. last night dozens of customers upset about the possible hike staged a protest at headquarters in downtown d.c. if approved, the plan would increase bills by $5
in that area for part of the morning commute. >>> politics now. president obama will go to the united nations tomorrow. he'll focus on the wave of anti-american violence that he has called a bump in the road. mitt romney today argued that the violence is more than a bump, it's a crisis and said he would have managed it better. steve handelsman is on capitol hill now with more on this. >> reporter: good evening. running for re-election, president obama is trying to reduce the public perception of a middle east crisis. and a u.s.-israeli controversy. president obama headed to new york where critics are assailing his priorities. he'll address the united nations. but make another cpaign appearance on "the view" like this one in may. instead of meeting one on one with world leaders. no meetings scheduled with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu who's angered democrats by publicly demanding a tougher obama stance on iran. on "60 minutes," the president seemed to dismiss netanyahu as noise. >> any pressure that i feel is simply to do what's right for the american people. and i am going to bloc
.com for the latest. men vying forhe the white house will be in new york city this morning. president obama speaking at the un general assembly. mitt romney speaking at the clinical global initiative along with president obama. >> president obama at the podium on thely statementsseries of by the iranian president, who that israel had no roots in the middle east. he speaks to the general .ssembly he discussed international including a potential israel over iran's's nuclear program. you fear that war is ?mminent perhaps even before the end of the year between your country srael?s rai >> the zionists are very much adventuresome, seeking to agitate things. think they see themselves at the end of . e line. end of th3 chairs were empty while ahmadinejad spoke. >> breaking news coming out of syria. >> scores of people are dead after an explosion. jummy olabanji has details. >> syrian officials say that a off nearbomb has gone . school building in damascus we have a picture of what that like to show our viewers. reports are that scores of people have been killed, several high-ranking officers. the explosion
romney and president obama will appear in the common wealth today one day after they appeared in ohio. president obama will campaign in virginia beach this morning. a lead over mitt romney in the virginia and ohio. look for more on good morning america. >> there has been a decision on pepco's request for a rate increase. have approve 58% of the increase the utility wanted. the typical residential customer abouthave had to pay month.ore each instead customers will pay $2.60 more. the increase is set to take effect next month. pepco workers are possibly going on strike now. the union has overwhelmingly rejected what the company called offer.al the main sticking point to the plans.and welfare disappointed by the vote. there are making arrangements to continue negotiating with the union. 5:07 is the time. littled update on the 5:07 is the time. litt[ male announcer ] with ultra-ftered water from the first hands-free system, and micro-climate controls powered by twinchill technology, the new ge french door refrigerator puts fresh in a whole new light. come see the new ge french door refrig
. on to the presidential race, the are preparing for wednesday inebate denver. a new poll shows voters think t obama will win the upcoming debate and the election. tahman bradley reports that both trying to lower expectations. president obama and mitt romney during a four l showdown on wednesday at presidential debate in denver. s vegas at an la rally, president obama tried to manage expectations. >> i know folks in the media are will have theo zinger. governor romney is a good debater. >> president obama and mitt down fornkering e practice. latest polls show americans debate and the election are the presidents to .ose 63% of registered voters expect obama to win the election. that is his biggest lead so far comes to expectations. actual support among likely voters, the race is much closer, leading romney points.two that's why the debates could be turning point that campaign is hoping for. republican governor chris predicted romney could after a strong showing at wednesday's debate. >> i have confidence that we be shaking our heads saying it's a brand new rates. >> president obama is holding prep in
the importance this state holds on election night. there are two dueling events. president obama is at kent state university, mitt romney is in toledo. steve handelsman has news that romney got from ohio today. >> reporter: terrible news for mitt romney and his republicans. no republican has ever won the white house, none, ever, without winning the state of ohio. romney was doing pretty well there, behind by less than 1 percentage point earlier this month. but in the latest ohio poll, romney trails by ten. he's wrapping up his bus tour of ohio, a blue collar state that's must-win for mitt romney. >> there's dignity and honor and meaning in good hard work. >> reporter: but despite romney's work here, many visits, ohio may be moving out of reach. even with the help today of ohio native jack nicklaus who says he's laid off workers from his gulf business. >> we can't afford for mour years like the last four years. i know i sure can't. >> reporter: romney can't afford more polls like today. after he was caught on tape d disparaging the 47% of americans who said feel like victims. "the new york times"
. >>> mitt romney and president obama both campaigned in virginia yesterday. >> both men today are getting ready for the first presidential debate. susan mcginnis has more. >> reporter: early voting began in iowa thursday morning and voters lined up to cast their ballots. president obama's team is feeling confident that most of these early votes will be for the president. >> this many people this early in the morning really shows that there's strong support here in iowa for the president. >> reporter: but on thursday both candidates were in another battleground state. >> howis it going, virginia beach? >> reporter: president obama talked to voters in southern virginia. >> growing our economy begins with a strong and thriving middle class. >> reporter: while mitt romney talked with veterans about looming cuts to the military in the northern part of the state. >> 136,000 jobs will be lost in virginia as a result of this move. >> reporter: the candidates will spend time this weekend preparing for next week's debate ahead of the faceoff in denver, both campaigns seemed to be trying to lower ex
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and president bush had a very different judgment. >> reporter: mitt romney and president obama are no strangers to debates. combined participated in dozens of debates over the past two election cycles. a lot is at stake this wednesday in denver. >> i would put medicare and social security in a lock box. >> reporter: in 2000, algore held an 8 point lead over george bush before the first debate. right after his lead vanished, the two were tied at 43. this year, each side is making efforts to lower expectations. this memo obtained, is written by romney advisor, beth meyers, she talks glowingly about the president's debate record, siting where americans declared him the winner over john mccain each time. you make your opponent out to be unbeatable, regardless of what is said, you can declare a victory of sorts. >> how are the candidates getting ready for the weekend? >> reporter: there is going to be a lot of studying going this weekend, mitt romney is going back to boston, actually you might remember he has been getting ready with rob portman, playing the role of president obama and portman took
trail, obama and gopck challenger mitt romney preparing presidentialst this wednesday in colorado. obama has been with of his top advisers in nevada. meantime, romney spent most of working with his debate team in massachusetts. denver today for a rally and corp.. still to come -- >> fall is the worst. in terms of running nose and burning, postnasal drip, hoarseness.d >> she's not alone. what autumn might be especially tough for allergy sufferers. a new place to call home. where dozens of low income a new place to call home. where dozens of low income affors can go for [ knocking ] oh, no, i got to go. oh, can you make that to go? these days, nobody has time to get sick. but miteclinic makes it easy to get well. our nurse practitioners can diagnose and write prescriptions for everything from strep throat to sinus infections with no appointment necessary, so you can feel better in no time. you guys want to go to the park? yeah! yeah! minuteclinic, the medical clinic in cvs/pharmacy. accepts united healthcare benefit plans. find a clinic near you at minuteclinic.com. david smallwo
in new york city. yesterday president obama for syrians support to oust their current assad.ent bashar al- once again, a double explosion in damascus. we will have updates later in newscast as we get them. >> thanks so much. d.c. police gathering details in deadoting the left one man and another wounded. just befored in the 5000 block of h st. se. don't know what led to the shooting or if police have suspects. >> the unsolved murders of two teenagersrge's county focus of two separate events tonight. officers will take part in a community walk at oak creek west park in kettering. out flyershand for information in the 17-year-old amber stanley. killed in hernd bedroom last month. investigators still searching for suspects and motives. in prince george's county, police will look for information that they hope and help them solve the murder of another teenager. a community meeting tonight to the death of marckel ross, the 18-year-old shot and killed september 11 as he to central high school in capitol heights. forstigators are looking suspects and a motive. will begin ating 7:00 at central hi
, one of the critical swing states for president obama and mitt romney. both candidates held rallies in the commonwealth today. northern virginia bureau chief julie carey spoke to romney in springfield. but we begin with steve handelsman on capitol hill. >> reporter: this was not only in our backyard, it was something unusual, nearly simultaneous rallies by these presidential candidates in the same state. but they looked so much different. president obama's massive and raucous, the one mitt romney staged just south of the beltway, the one i attended, much more laid back, much smaller. some of the romney supporters said they wanted more passion. ten miles from the pentagon, in springfield, virginia, mitt romney spoke to veterans, blaming president obama for the agreement with republicans to slash defense spending if there's no budget deal by january 1st. >> the idea of cutting our military commitment by $1 trillion over this decade is unthinkable. and devastating. >> reporter: romney's polls in this battleground state looked potentially devastating. he's trailing by 3% to 7%. romney b
children. we i'm barack obama and i approved this message. [ mitt romney ] there are 47% of the people who will vote for the president no matter what.. who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe that government has a responbisibility to care for them who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it... and they will vote for this president no matter what... and so my job is not to worry about thospeople. i'll never convivince them they should take personal responsibiliby and care for their liveses. >> welcome back. great day to be outside and just breathe in that fall air. refreshing. >> very refreshing. low humidity. a great morning for the 5,000. >> look what we have. a pair of boxers. >> not every day i bring a pair of underwear to the set here. it's for the event the underie 5,000. part of the alliances battle against colon cancer. you see many participants out there today. he did say that they raised about $50,000 in this 5-k today. luckily the weather was perfect for it. yo
to president obama the paper which outlined, in his mind, the way ahead in afghanistan. we responded in a conference in february of 2012. it is called something else now, but it was held in munich. hillary clinton gave back our assessment. there is a great deal of space between our assessments. one of them is not just a americans not seeing eye to eye with afghanistan. it is our way of talking about it. the picture we draw of pakistan is when they say, what is your end game? we talk about a strong central government in afghanistan. we talk about education, an army, 200,000 to 300,000 people. we have experts say, who will win? who are you picking? the way we look at it is not positivistic social science. it is anthropological. it is geographical. it is historical. this person hated that person's visions of the military. the senior general in the pakistani military told me, you americans think of your army and how sergeant gonzales from los angeles and the corporal from chicago and the major from new jersey all come into the military. you are all put into the military and it is a unifo
. recent polls show president obama holds a lead over romney in the tri-state. both are scheduled to campaign tomorrow in virginia. the president will be in virginia beach while romney will hold a rally in springfield. in business news, bank of america is dealing with foreclosed homes, and more americans are feeling secure. more from linda bell. >> stock-index futures indicating open. little changed. 43% of americans see themselves as better off now compared with 33% when president obama took office in 2009. what is interesting is asixbank of america is being sued by the national fair housing alliance. they claim the bank disregarded repossessed homes in minority neighborhoods and have yet to make any improvement addressing the problem. foreclosed homes continue to accumulate trash have broken windows, and lack elements to avoid fires. bank of america says it stands by its property maintenance and marketing practices. 170 million people plan to celebrate halloween this year and are willing to spend big bucks on it. more on that in the next hour. linda bell reporting for abc 7 news
in alex and we are just two days away the first presidential debate between president obama d republican nominee mitt romney. a new washington post poll is tight race nationally, but the president a larger lead in swing states. 49% of likely voters would vote for president obama if the election took place today. 47% would vote for romney. in the swing states, 52 percent voters sided with the while 41% supported romney. president obama is in a las of henderson where for wednesday's debate in denver. romney plans to hold a rally in today. celebrating the start of the a new facebookh giveaway. be giving you the chance to tickets to cox farms festival and four fields of tickets. will announce a winner each the 6:00week during a.m. hour of "good morning washington." go to our facebook page. let's check in with jacqui jeras. >> dealing with a foggy start. really seeing a blanket over the areaportion of the marylandy in western and northern virginia. where we have a dense fog until 10:00. visibility could drop below a times. mile at you really need below beans. give yourself extra time to get t
poll shows republican mitt romney has some catching up to do there. the poll shows president obama has opened up a significant lead in ohio, pennsylvania, and florida. but one bright spot for governor romney, the numbers are closer among voters who say they're paying close attention to the race. >>> republican congressman todd akin defied the wishes of the national g.o.p. and did not drop out of the race in the missouri senate race. tuesday was the final deadline for him to do that. he was pressured to quit after his legitimate rape comments last month but he says he owe it is to his supporters to stay in the race and fails off against the democrat. >>> we may not be able to read our pets' minds but some cat owners are getting a much better idea about what goes on when they go outside. that story is coming up at 5:56. >> at 5:22, the redskins play caller kyle shanahan owes some big dough after his encounter with the replacement refs? >> does a rainy weekend lay ahead in the seven-day forecast? we'll hear from olga breese. >>> good morning. welcome back to 9news now. it's wednesday morn
president obama is changing topics. >> the president will address the u.n. general assembly and he's expected to focus on problems in libya, the middle east and iran. 9news now reporter kristin fisher is live outside the white house with the story. good morning, kristin. >> reporter: good morning, mike and andrea. president obama has plenty to talk about when he addresses the u.n. general assembly later today in new york. there's the civil war in syria, the recent attacks in libya and egypt and the possibility of iran developing a nuclear weapon. but the president is not going to be at the u.n. for long. he's taken some hits for it. the president arrived in new york city yesterday afternoon and he went straight for a sitdown not with world leaders but with the ladies of the view. in fact, the president will not be sitting down with any world leaders during the u.n. which is extremely rare. last year he had 13 meetings with world leaders during the u.n. so critics are accusing the president of putting his reelection efforts ahead of diplomacy but jay carney pointed out the president
in the spotlight as mitt romney and president obama try to sway voters today in the critical battleground state. >>> plus, trying to avoid a repeat of the monday night mess, the deal that gets the nfl's referees back on the field. good morning, everybody. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm eun yang. we're waking up to some rain, but it was nothing like last night. this was the view from chopper 4 as thunderstorms moved through part of our region last night. we're going to find out whether or not we're going to have any more storms today. >> somehow i sleep through this stuff completely. >> that's what i was going to say. >> you said whoo like you definitely meant it. >> i had no clue. other than the fact that you told me yesterday. >> i showed you cooper in the closet. >> doesn't quite amount to lightning, but okay. calmer today maybe? >> a little calmer today. for most of the day it's going to be calm. but out there this morning, we've got the big puddles, the small puddles. some areas don't have any puddles at all. adams morgan at 67. we've got 65 in springfield, and potomac, virginia, right now
play a crucial role in the election. and president obama is the likely benefactor of that. the latest nbc news poll shows him well ahead in the key swing states and every ballot cast early for mr. obama is one less voter that mitt romney can win over. steve handelsman is on capitol hill with the latest on this. steve? >> reporter: wendy, thanks. early voting, the official election day is november 6th, but that's actually really the last day you can vote. >> today is election day. >> reporter: in iowa today, michelle obama kicked off what she hopes becomes a stampede. >> are you fired up? are youeady to vote? are you going to go vote right now? >> reporter: the first lady sent voters to a satellite voting site across the street. so they could cast ballots on the spot. early voting started yesterday in this battleground state, and the turnout is breaking records. >> this is well over double what we did four years ago. >> reporter: most of these early voters say they're voting obama. >> well, i think it's because we're all excited and the romney people just aren't that excited. >> report
after the hour. president obama and mitt romney focusing on two battleground states this week, ohio and virginia. both candidates will campaign today in ohio. romney will continue his bus tour in columbus and toledo. the president will speak at two ohio colleges, bowling green and kent state. romney will be in our area tomorrow with an event at american legion post in springfield. and president obama will be in virginia beach. >>> the supreme court agreed to take up a drunk driving case to decide whether police can force suspected offenders into a blood test without a search warrant. it ces as a man in missouri failed a drunk driving test and refused to take a breth liathal. the police drove him to the hospital for a blood test without getting a search warrant. >>> today pepco is expected to vote on a contract proposal for some of its workers. if the deal is rejected, union workers could go on strike. in the meantime, the d.c. public service commission will vote on a potential rate hike today. last night dozens of customers upset about the possible hike staged a protest at pepco hea
show the republican presidential nominee trailing president obama in both states. romney will begin the day in another state in colorado. he'll campaign in pueblo, colorado. romney held this rally yesterday in denver, which will host the first presidential debate next week. this ad starts airing today in ohio. the obama campaign is launching it, and it criticizes mitt romney over his comments about americans who don't pay income tax. the ad suggests romney come clean about the taxes he's paid in the past. it's a clear indication the obama campaign will make his republican opponent's finances a key issue in the coming weeks. >>> today the maryland public service commission will hold a hearing about a policy that allows utility companies to bill customers during the first 24 hours of a power outage. the commission is examining whether utilities should be banned from collecting the money. utilities have previously been allowed to charge customers throughout extended out ge ageo. in january the policy was changed to allow charge only during the first 24 hours of the storm but customers
obama and mitt romney were both in new york today. randall pinkston takes us to what they were up to. >> president obama surging fellow leaders to take a stand against violence in the muslim world. >> i do believe it is the obligation of all leaders in all countries to speak up forcefully against violence and extremism. >> speaking to the united nations general assembly. president obama condemned the film sparking protests overseas, but said nothing justifies mindless violence. the president also had a message for iran and its developing nuclear program. >> make no mistake. nuclear iran is not a challenge that can be detained. threaten the elimination of israel, the security of gulf nations and the stability of the global economy. >> after the president's un address, he headed across town to speak to clinton. that is where mitt romney began his day. joking about the perks of the former president. >> if there's one thing we have learned in this election season, by the way, it is that a few words from bill clinton can do a man a lot of good. >> he took a political jab at preside
is president obama's to lose. according to a new study, the ap says the president would be reelected if the election were held today. according to its analysis, he would win at least 271 electoral votes with victories in 21 states and washington, d.c. mitt romney would win 23 states, which would net him 206 electoral votes. to win, the republican presidential nominee would have to win six swing states, which are still up for grabs. he'd also need president obama to lose in ohio or iowa. the ap has him winning both states right now. also right now, president obama is in nevada preparing for wednesday night's first debate. senator john kerry is playing the role of mitt romney in the debate preps. the president many ka pacampaig night in las vegas. he asked supporters at this virginia high school to keep believing in him. the president does not have any events scheduled for today so he can focus on preparing for wednesday night. mitt romney is hoping the debate gives the presidential nominee a much needed boost. a supporter calls wednesday night the restart of this campaign. romney will
romney will be in springfield at american legion post 176. president obama is holding the rally in virginia beach. recent polls show the president with a slight lead in virginia. president obama is criticizing his republican rival for his recent anger over u.s. jobs being shipped to china. mitt romney has called china a currency manipulator. mr. obama says his newfound outrage isn't credible. he's also accusing the gop presidential nominee of profiting from companies that shipped jobs to china. >>> and mitt romney says massachusetts' health care law is proof he understands ordinary americans. he told supporters in ohio yesterday that he got everyone in massachusetts insured when he was that state's governor. romney doesn't discuss his health care law much on the campaign trail because president obama says he used it as the basis for his own federal health care law. romney says he'll repeal what republicans call obama care if he becomes president. >>> the virginia attorney general approved a plan to impose stricter standards on abortion clinics. the state board approved the regul
tickets to the debate where president obama and mitt romney will debate domestic policy issues. the debate is set for wednesday night at 9:00 p.m., and today the president will go to nevada for campaign rallies and debeat prep. then he will visit virginia on friday. president obama is scheduled to speak at a grass roots campaign event in fair fax county. so far no details on where or what time the president will appear. the latest polls show him with a lead over mitt romney in virginia. >> mitt romney will spend today preparing for wednesday's debate. he is expected to appear tomorrow and will stay in the city until after the debate. analyst say wednesday is his best chance to help change the polls. romney is running out of time, david gregory joined us onset, and he says wednesday's debate may be romney's only chance to do just that. >> they represent the last big moment to reach sen tens of millions of people at one time. i think it is a last chance to turn the debate around and the campaign around. if they're in a cycle where they're just reacting to events and looking for an angle, it
are living in poverty than when president obama took office and fifteen million more are on food stamps. president obama and i both care about poor and middle-class families. the difference is my policies will make things better for them. we shouldn't measure compassion by how many people are on welfare. we should measure compassion by how many people are able to get off welfare and get a good paying job. my plan will create twelve million new jobs over the next four years helping lift families out of poverty and strengthening the middle-class. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message because we can't afford another four years like the last four years. ♪ >>> virginia's candidates are spending the day in northern virginia for campaign 20 we know. george allen -- 2012. george allen joined a group for a roundtable and later met with the association of realtors. in a little more than an hour democrat tim contain will have a gathering at st. paul church in woodbridge. he held a women's meeting in fairfax this morning. house majority leader eric cantor is set to debate an opponent for onl
it is for peaceful purposes and he's not worried about threats from western powers. >>> this morning president obama will speak to the united nations general assembly. this is video from two years ago. the white house says the president will discuss several foreign policy issues, including violent protests in the middle east. mitt romney is criticizing the president for referring to that violence as, quote, bumps in the road on the path to peace. suggesting the president is downplaying the crisis. >>> meanwhile, romney is campaigning in ohio today and tomorrow. his bus tour through the buckeye state will focus on energy and trade. romney spent yesterday in another battleground state, colorado. ohio may be key to his white house hopes. no republican has lost there and won that election. he'll campaign alongside running mate paul ryan in ohio. >>> joe biden is in virginia today. and president obama will visit virginia beach on thursday. the only states visited more are florida and ohio. >>> a student-athlete in fauquier county is being remembered this morning after being killed on his way to l skoo. f
-66 as you make your way eastbound. no accidents to report, though. >>> president obama and mitt romney will once again campaign in virginia today. romney will be in our area. he has an event scheduled at the american legion post 176 in springfield. doors will open at 10:30 this morning. the event starts at 11:50. the president will be in virginia beach where he will hold a rally for about 20,000 supporters. >> both candidates spent yesterday in ohio. the president spoke at two colleges. his republican opponent visited several cities, including cleveland. romney held a town hall meeting there to discuss jobs and the economy. >> you can be extraordinarily eloquent and describe all the wonderful things you can do, but when you cut through the words, you can look at the record, and when you can see policies that have not created the jobs america needs, then you know it's time to choose a new leader. >> look, i don't believe we can get very far with leaders who write off half the nation as a bunch of victims who never take responsibility for their own lives. >> president obama holds
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